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Why do I have cramps 3days before my period? It's as if im getting my period now.

Why do I have cramps 3days before my period? It's as if im getting my period now.

Cramps before period: Many possibilites. This may be nutritional deficiency with not enough calcium, magnesium, potassium and other minerals in your diet. Also may be due to insufficent exercise or excess stress. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why do I have cramps 2 weeks before my period?

Why do I have cramps 2 weeks before my period?

Mittelshmerz: How's that for a fancy word? It just means that you have pain when you ovulate. It's not a bad or dangerous thing at all. Now, some women have endometriosis and can get this kind of pain too, but you are far too young for that. Follow up with your obgyn if it worsens. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps 3-4 days before my period.?

Why do I have cramps 3-4 days before my period.?

Lining breaking down: the lining of your uterus starts to break down and actually you may be bleeding a little, but not enought to make it to your pad. I will often examine a woman and have to clean the cervix as there is bleeding, but she wil say she hasn't seen any blood yet. Ibuprofen etc can help. ...Read more

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Can I have cramps before my period but possibly be pregnant?

Can I have cramps before my period but possibly be pregnant?

Of course!: That is the reason home urine pregnancy tests exist - symptoms of dysmenorrhea and early pregnancy can be deceptively similar. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps two days after haveing sex. Period lstarted november 23-28. Befor that it was oct 17-22. Could i be prgnant now?

Why do I have cramps two days after haveing sex.  Period lstarted november  23-28. Befor that it was oct 17-22. Could i be prgnant now?

Midcycle sex: Having sex when not on menses, of course midcylce may coincide with ovulation pain. If persistent and something very new to you then see a gyn to check for ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, even uterine position! ...Read more

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How come i get cramps before my period?

PMS: This is likely part of premenstrual syndrome. Other possible sxs include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbations of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps 3 days after my period?

Why do I have cramps 3 days after my period?

Ovary cyst: Your period stops as a result of increasing estrogen levels as the next cycle develops. The increasing estrogen is being produced by the ovaries. One of the ovaries will have a cyst that is beginning to enlarge - that could be the source of your cramps. ...Read more

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How come i get awful cramps before my period?

PMS?: You could have premenstrual syndrome. Discuss with your physician. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. >>. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps when i got off my period a week ago?

Why do I have cramps when i got off my period a week ago?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more